In his popular textbook Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction Adam Jones wrote, "It is thus in the interest of humanity — both morally and practically — to oppose the crime against humanity that is genocide." Jones does so as he travels the world, using his intellectual skills to learn, explore and then teach about the scourge of genocide. He is also an avid photographer who powerfully and provocatively documents his research journeys. He recently concluded five months of sabbatical travels in South and Southeast Asia, taking him through Myanmar/Burma, northern India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Jones serves as scholar in residence during the 2014 Max. M. Kaplan Summer Institute. He will work with participants, sharing his insights, writings and photographs. Jones' "Global Photo Archive" now comprises nearly 12,000 images.
During this lecture, Jones will highlight some images of direct relevance to genocide, crimes against humanity, war, as well as peace and reconstruction in the areas of his recent travels and in other regions he has researched in the past.
Jones is professor of political science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He is a political scientist, writer and photojournalist and is the author or editor of 15 books, mostly on genocide and crimes against humanity. In 2010, Jones was chosen as one of "Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide" for a book of that name. He serves as executive director of Gendercide Watch, a web-based educational initiative. He has also recently worked as an expert consultant for the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.
Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested.